The Seeds of Survival Scale-Up Program is a five year, $19.5 million climate resilience and food security program (2015-2020) funded by Global Affairs Canada. It is implemented in six countries with leading local partners and technically supported and managed by SeedChange. The objective of the program has been to scale up tested biodiversity-based strategies and practices, and agroecological innovations that strengthen resilience and food/seed security of marginalized farm households and Indigenous and non-Indigenous farming communities. Over the five year program, the project has supported more than 31,500 rural farmers in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

SeedChange SoS global program publications

What we’ve learned so far

Reflections from the Seeds of Survival Scale-Up Program (2015-2020)

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Farmers’ seed systems

A critical contribution to food sovereignty and farmers’ rights

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Innovating from the ground up

Farmer-led agroecological research finding innovative solutions

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Women seed change

Agroecology: A viable path for rural women’s empowerment

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Seeds of Survival Scale-Up Program, by the numbers


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